Gears of War 4 is a direct sequel to 2011’s Gears of War 3
Gears of War 4 is an action based third person shooter game. As of this moment, it is currently being named as an Xbox One exclusive. However, we do have hints that it might be launched for PC few months later.
|Media||Gameplay Trailer Embedded Below|
|Release Date||December 2016|
|Announce Date||– E3 2015|
|Series||Gears of War|
|Engine||Unreal Engine 4|
|Availability||Optical disc, Download|
Gears of War 4 will be released by December 2016 if everything goes as scheduled otherwise, we do expect some delays by time of release date because it’s kind of a trend to set the release date back a few months for more tweaking and polishing.
It is one of the most anticipated upcoming xbox one games of 2016.
Gears of War 4 Characters
Currently, since the news is still in its infancy, we do not know much about the characters in Gears of War 4.
From what we could see from the gameplay trailer (embedded below), the prologue (or so it seems), will feature two characters who were scouting the place.
Gears of War 3 ended with the energy blast killing all the Lambant, the Locust and destroying the planet’s energy source, Imulsion.
In this gameplay reveal trailer, we see energy storm clouds and plentiful wreckage. It suggests that these two hardcore soldiers came to learn something valuable from the place.
It was either a sample of some new virus (or infection) or some data regarding what Marcus and his team might have left behind.
Of course, at this point, it is all just a speculation.
These two characters are named JD and Kait. Their designations are currently unknown and so is there involvement in the plot.
Because, it could happen that they might not survive the attack by those foul smelling animals. Or, they could be saved at the right moment by their team.
Gears of War 4 Story
It is a direct sequel to Gears of War 3. Epic Games has made it fairly clear that Marcus Fenix’s saga ended with the previous Gears of War.
This sequel will continue from the wasteland of Sera (unconfirmed) and build upon the story of Imulsion. It was the primary source of energy on planet Sera and was destroyed by Marcus Fenix’s father, Adam Jonathon Fenix. Long exposure to Imulsion had severe mutational effects.
The Lambent were one of such creatures, who were also destroyed from the energy blasts of Imulsion Countermeasure weapon.
Hence, the story arc of Marcus Fenix was wrapped with him looking broken after his father died in the process. He was consoled by Anya Stroud, giving him hope that now humanity had another chance of survival because of all the sacrifices he (Marcus) and others had made that day.
As I mentioned above, the continuation could be either finding another energy source or redeveloping the system that left Sera into pieces.
In a nutshell, we are looking at another hunt or political warfare. What will it be, depends on the feedbacks and wishes that developers have been collecting for so long in order to make a grand Gears of War sequel.
Gears of War 4 Gameplay
This is one of those games that you can’t just get enough of. It is true that the storyline is one of the most compelling virtues of Gears of War. However, the gameplay is the one, where it outshines several of its competitors.
I believe that all the good elements from Gears of War 3 will make a comeback and they will be improved for a better gaming experience.
Since, this game will feature several monsters and fast enemies; I think that running and shooting will be the most focused aspect of its gameplay.
What we can expect from Gears of War 4 Gameplay:
- Better vehicle action.
- Better vehicle shooting.
- Better cover system (which is already quite amazing).
- Improved partner mechanics and help system.
- Several new weapons with customizable load-outs.
Gears of War 4 Gameplay Trailer
The gameplay trailer shows off two tough as nails soldiers scouting an area, which is stalked by some dangerous animals (beasts). They have to kill as many of them as possible till the help arrives.
Gears of War 4 Release Date and Price
Gears of War 4 is confirmed to be released by Fourth Quarter of 2016. I believe it to be December 2016.
However, I still can’t shake the feeling that right at the last month, i.e. November 2016, we will see the internet swarming with updates about how Gears of War 4 is delayed and will be launched after a couple of months, around February 2017 or March 2017.
Gears of War 4 price is expected to be around $59.99 USD. In India it might be priced between Rs.1500 – Rs.3500.
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